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Lake Cuyamaca Restaurant

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15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036-9530
+1 760-765-0700
06:00 - 20:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Anza Borrego for a day hike, on the way back to San Diego we were a bit tired and didn´t want to eat in busy Julian so we drive past it hoping to find someplace to eat. I have to say we had passed infront of this place many times before but didn´t venture to get in,... More 

Thank Armando N
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We were hungry on our way to Anza Borrego Desert State Park and saw the signs advertising chicken pot pies - so we pulled in. Sat on the outside deck overlooking the lake (and some maintenance buildings) and enjoyed the view and birds (geese, sparrows, etc). The pot pies were good size and very hot. Although not the best pot... More 

Thank readinJC
Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I had the fish and chips platter - delicious!!! The atmosphere was great, very friendly service and beautiful views from their patio over the lake.

Thank Valerie D
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The chicken pot pie was delicious. I wasn't satisfied with the carne asada fries, it has chopped onions, shredded cheese, carne and a slice of tomatoe on top and Flavors were bland. The Pie was delicious and the pot pie too.

Thank Marelis R
Fallbrook, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious breakfast in a rustic setting overlooking beautiful Lake Cuyamaca. Friendly staff that makes sure your order is how you like it!

Thank sabbott66
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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323 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were there just after Xmas and there was a big crowd of San Diego families in the area to experience real snow. This place was mobbed. They ran out of everything. But we did have the famous chicken pot pie -- and -- yes - - it is good. They just cannot cope with a large number of people.... More 

Thank QQ1234
Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It is apparently known for its Schnitzel but I had one of those famous apple pies and a coffee outside on the terrace for sunset. Great view....and very friendly staff ! Not sure if that really was my favorite apple pie....I found it a bit too sweet....but I can't compare with any other in Julian.

Thank Maxi M
San Diego, California
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a drive through the mountains. The food was well prepared and very tasty. We had a turkey sandwich made with freshly roasted turkey, soup of the day and a half ham sandwich. We have no complaints about the food or the service.

Thank lyriccat
Descanso, CA
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Came up to have breakfast here with some friends on a weekday and thoroughly enjoyed sitting out on their back deck overlooking the lake. This is a cafe quality establishment, so nothing fancy, but tables were clean as were the bathrooms. Service was slow, but the food was fairly good with reasonable portion sizes. Pricing, however, was outrageous. I had... More 

Thank Dreamwoman
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

It's a tradition to drive to Julian to pick up an apple pie while in San Diego and to grab breakfast here on the way up. This time we tried the turkey/avocado eggs Benedict spinach eggs Benedict and were not disappointed. The turkey appeared to have been freshly cut off a whole bird too!

Thank Nash W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036-9530
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: +1 760-765-0700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?